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Thieving Magpie
Urza's Destiny

Reviewed December 30, 2005

Constructed: 2.3
Casual: 3.4
Limited: 4.1

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Thieving Magpie

I really like this card. Not sen in constructed, but very nice in casual and limited decks. Card advantage is what this birdy will buy you. It's main issue is that it can't get past 2/2 flyers, but it can certainly block them in the meantime. Fun to play.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5

Jordan Kronick

Thieving Magpie - Magpie is one of a long sucession of decent blue creatures, starting with Ophidian, that draw cards when they attack. Some have been awful, and some have been incredible. Magpie is right in the middle.
He comes with an evasion ability, which can't be said for the current incarnation, Dimir Cutpurse. He doesn't have to give him his damage to draw cards, like 'Phid. He's reasonably priced and doesn't die to Shock. Because of the tendency for better card drawing options to show up in the rare slot, it's unlikely that Magipie is going to grace the tournament scene. However, it can be game-breaking in limited. I think we're going to see Magpie continue in the core set for quite a while.

Constructed Rating - 2.6
Casual Rating - 3.3
Limited Rating - 3.7
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